kidmartinek (3741) - austin, Texas, USA - SEP 25, 2009
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Poured into a pilsener glass. Excellent, large rush head. Deep caramel color. Good nose with citrus, chocolate, and malt character. Full, flavor, but light bodied. The taste is excellent and starts with a quick malty sweetness and perfect bitterness from the hops follows quick and smooth and tapers off gradually. Good pep. High rating because of the excellent nose, appearance, character, drinkability, and pleasure.
beastiefan2k (2716) - Emerald City (formely NYC & KS), Washington, USA - SEP 18, 2009
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours with a dark brown color and a halo white lacing. Aroma clean, lagered, wood bark and some musty/dusty (maybe getting a bit old) dark malts..
Flavor has a good non-sugar sweetness to it that really makes this Schwarz. Faint caramel in there and a light, easy drinking body to go along. Light sweet, earthiness sticks around for a little while. Some light non-descriptive hop bitterness in there to round it off.
Cool stubby 11oz bottle, coded 11/07/08, guessing that’s BB July 11th, New Belgium globe goblet.
MI2CA (1340) - Noblesville, Indiana, USA - SEP 16, 2009
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
4oz sample at Full Sail Hood River - Aroma is smokey with roasted dark malts. Flavor matches but is a little mild. Palate is thin. A clean session beer that at least has a different flavor.
SuzyGreenberg (1603) - Seattle, Washington, USA - SEP 16, 2009
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 oz. bottle; pours thin, light brown w/ foamy white head fading quickly; mild aromas of chocolate, caramel and grainy sweetness; thin texture, touch of dried fruit, chocolate; a very mild schwarzbier for sure, but very nice for what it is – a sessionable, black beer; 12 pack was gone in no time; only sucky part was the screw tops b/c I was hoping to use the bottles for homebrew
travita (4304) - Frisco, Texas, USA - SEP 15, 2009
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottle thanks to bu11zeye. The look is brownish in color, clear, with a whitish head. The smell is malts, roasty, caramel. The taste is sweet, roasty, malts, and ok.
arrogantb (1402) - Denver, Colorado, USA - SEP 11, 2009
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
I’ve already drank about two cases of this over the last two months, very sessionable. very dark brown, not quite black. The aroma is a subtle bit of malt followed by a very malty flavor, chocolate bits, good flavor. This is a very good companion to the regular session and in fact I like the Session Black more.
Serving type: bottle
Reviewed on: 09-12-2009 02:49:20
SSSteve (3899) - - SEP 10, 2009
3.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
11oz bottle. clear brown under a large foamy beige head. not many dark hints in the aroma. mostly pale-ish. flavor, on the other hand, is roasty with toasted malt and a bit smoky even. light body, pretty creamy, light chalky dry finish. glad i got a whole 12 pack of these!
jcr (2278) - Jasper, Indiana, USA - SEP 9, 2009
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Black, though not opaque, head with a fine-bubbled soft tan head. Aroma of roasted malts with a hint of burnt malts. Chocolate, bread, coffee. The flavor is moderately sweet and lightly bitter. It finishes lightly sweet and lightly to moderately bitter. The roasted/burnt grain taste turns metallic on the edges. Its grainy taste muddles the flavors, but only slightly. Medium body, smooth, slightly grainy, texture and lively carbonation. Quite drinkable and would be even more so with a bit more crispness. A nice schwarzbier.
hellbilly (3249) - scottsdale über alles, Arizona, USA - SEP 7, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
dark brown cola color with a small tan head.
smells and tastes like a brown version of the regular session... black barley, cocoa, raisins (without the sugar), some coffee/nuttiness and a dry roasty finish. it even has some grapefruit in there... just like it’s older brother.
medium bodied with an extremely easy to drink creamy texture. 7/3/7/4/15/3.6
llcooldave (1158) - San Antonio, Texas, USA - SEP 6, 2009
3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Musky cardboard aroma. Not really that black looking, almost brown leather actually. Slight roasted malt flavor with coffee aftertaste. I’ve had better Schwartz biers but at least this one was smooth and drinkable.